| The demo version of 'One Of These Days' is really weird. It
seems more like two demos. The first part contains a deejay
talking (there was somewhere mentioned that the song was
'dedicated' to some deejay, some member(s) of the floyd
disliked). The second part starts of with the wind-sounds.
The line chanted by Nick Mason 'one of these days I'm going
to cut you into little pieces' is repeated over and over
It is 2 demos. The voice-over is Jimmy Youngs voice, to whom
OotD is 'dedicated'. -GERHARD
The 'Zabriski announcement' really is an extract of
'Flaming' (just the first verse).
The first 'Interstellar' track seems to be taken from
TLAMLIL. The second is probably an early single.
'Looking Through ...' is really 'echoes' but Roger does
announces it as 'looking through ...'.
The statement on the back-side 'all track are early studio
demos featuring Syd Barret' is a joke. Only track 2 and 3
will feature Syd and track 6 is a live-performance, not a
studio demo. -ANDRE
All of the tracks on this disc were mastered from vinyl.
Tracks: (as they really are)
1. One Of These Days - This sounds like a very elaborate
fake. It uses pieces of guitar and organ from the original
song, adds several nifty new sound effects (including
someone endlessly repeating the title throughout), and just
generally sounds little like the original. It is a dandy
cover version, though.
2. Interstellar Overdrive - Although I haven't made it my
business to memorize all of the various versions of this
song that have appeared over the years, I would suggest that
this cut is most likely the same as the one appearing on the
Tonight Let's All Make Love In London soundtrack CD. The
mysterious phrases on the booklet "(Includes) Zabriski Point
Announcement" actually seem to refer to a few seconds of
"Flaming" which appear on the end of this track. Don't ask
me why - I haven't the slightest idea.
3. Interstellar Overdrive - One of the segments of IO
appearing on the original vinyl version of the TLAMLIL
4. It Would Be So Nice - This is the main reason that I
bought this disc. I thought that perhaps someone had
finally located a mix of this tune which contained the
alternate lyrics. For those of you who don't know, there is
a phrase in the song which mentions the "Daily Standard".
However, there is (supposedly) a version in which the phrase
is "Evening Standard". The versions on the Shine On Box,
the Total Eclipse Box, Early Singles (RoIO, pre-Shine On),
Last Screams, and Granny Takes A Trip all say "Daily
Standard". If you know of any way of locating the "Evening
Standard" version, please let me in on the secret.....
5. Remember A Day - This is probably the best song on the
CD. Unfortunately, it's the same version that appears on A
Saucerful of Secrets. Personally, given the choice, I'd go
with ASoS any day.
6. Looking Through The Knotholes in Granny's Wooden Leg -
This is really Echoes. Roger introduces it in jest. It is
from a near classic RoIO recording taken from the November
15, 1972 gig in Boblingen (Germany). This is a superb
Echoes. It's probably worth buying the CD for if you can't
get the whole 15 Nov 1972 gig on a disc.
To the best of my ability to say, Syd Barrett actually does
appear on tracks 2,3 and 5. However, the only place we hear
his voice is in the snippet of "Flaming" at the end of track 2.
Syd clearly did not have anything to do with "One Of These
Days" (which was written at least two years after he'd left
the band). He had nothing to do with "It Would Be So Nice",
regardless of the lyrical content. It should be obvious to
anyone that Syd had nothing to do with a concert that took
place in late 1972.
This disk, even with it's cool green jewel case and
excellent choice of Echoes, fails to live up to it's
promise. When I first tried to order this CD, it had
already gone out of stock. I called back, figuring that I'd
be laughed at again. Luckily, they'd gotten a new
shipment. I was overjoyed! I counted the days until it
finally arrived, ripped it out of the package, slapped it
into my CD player, and settled back to listen to my
new-found "early demos". I am now pretty disappointed. I
suppose I'll just have to listen to Magnesium Proverbs and
forget about my $30 green turkey.
Here's the description from the catalog: "features rare
studio outtakes of "One Of These Days", Original Tonite...
version of "Interstellar Overdrive" w/ fade-out, BBC version
of "It Would Be So Nice" with different lyric; plus more"
In reference to One of These Days:
I don't know why Scott thinks it's probably fake. There are
aspects of the production that suggest it's PF - access to
the required backing tapes, for instance. -THE HEDONIST
I don't think they are fakes. Though, you never know do you?
Again, I seriously doubt that the two versions of One of
These Days are fake. They way they are mixed correlates well
with descriptions of how it was played live in the early
days. It is cool that they include two versions of OOTD on
the same track - an unexpected bonus. The second mix is
closer to the final one. There is no evidence of audience
noise, so maybe OOTD is actually a studio demo. And, Echoes
was actually called "Looking...." at one stage of its
evolution. Another bonus is track 2 is roughly 10 minutes
longer than the time listed in the liner notes. IO is taken
from TLAMLIL vinyl (popping in the background) but is faded
out less than half way through). The complete pristine copy
(17 minutes) is available on ROLO. - HAMISH
This roio appears to be a bad attempt at copying the
Sophisticated Colours roio, or possibly even a vinyl roio
that may have originated both CDs. Going on timing info,
Interstellar Overdrive, OOTD, and Looking Through the
Knotholes in Granny's Wooden Leg are the same as on SC. SC
also contains tracks called "Zabriskie Point" and
"Announcement". Granny Takes a Trip says Interstellar
Overdrive, contains Zabriskie Point then it says
Announcement on the next line (inferring that it is part of
IO) of the liner notes - HAMISH.
The first Interstellar (the long one) is not from TLAMLIL but
from the soundtrack to the 1968 movie 'A Day In The Live Of San
Fransisco'. Same track can be found on the roios : Rhamadam -
Syd Barret And The Dawn Of Pink Floyd, Dark Globe - Syd Barret
And The Dawn Of Pink Floyd).
Track 1 contains the 2 demos of "One Of These Days". Some
people think they are fake, because they sound very far from
the definitive version on "Meddle". But, IMHO, they are true
Floyd outtakes, probably recorded at the very beginning of the
song's elaboration. One can see the progression, the way the
song evolved. The first take contains the basic ideas: the
double bass riff, some keyboards chords, Nick Mason's "one of
these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" repeated
all through the song, and Jimmy Youngs talking in the
background. The Jimmy Youngs spoken parts were in fact used by
Pink Floyd during the 1974 shows, to introduce "Raving And
Drooling" (which later became "Sheep"). The second demo was
obviously recorded after the first one, because some new
elements were added: the winding intro... These demos are in
stereo, and sound is Ex.
Track 2 contains 3 different parts. The main part is the studio
version of "Interstellar Overdrive" recorded for the 1968 movie
"A Day in the Life of San Francisco". It lasts more than 15
minutes, and it's often referred as a "fast version", because
the guitars and drums during the intro were recorded at low
speed, so that they sound very fast when the song is played at
correct speed. Some other RoIOs wrongly claim this is a live
version from May 8th 1966. The sound quality is Ex, but it's
Then we have 40 seconds of a strange instrumental part that
looks like an extract from "Oenone", one of the famous outtakes
from the "Zabriskie Point" sessions. This partly explains why
the tracklist contains "Zabriski Point Announcement". But,
after hearing it very carefully, and trying to compare it to
the "Oenone" outtake, I realized that this one is a little bit
different. So, maybe this comes from the "Oenone" rehearsals,
but it's definitely a TRUE RARITY! It has also similarities
with the instrumental keyboards part in the middle of "Set The
Controls", the way the Floyd played this song live in 1971
("Pompeii" and concerts from late '71). Stereo. Ex.
The last part is the 1st verse of "Flaming" (the album version,
not the alternate mix). I don't see why it appears here!...
Track 3 is the 3 minutes extract of "Interstellar Overdrive"
that appears on the initial release of the "Tonite Let's All
Make Love In London" soundtrack. So it fades out early, and was
dubbed from vinyl. Sound is Ex/Sup mono.
"It Would Be So Nice" is the mono version that appears on "The
Pink Floyd Early Singles". Mastered from vinyl (maybe the
"Masters Of Rock" compilation). Sup
"Remember A Day" is the regular stereo version, taken from "A
Saucerful Of Secrets", but apparently mastered from vinyl! Sup
Track 6 is in fact "Echoes", from an excellent stereo audience
recording of the 1972 Boblingen performance. Roger Waters
introduced the song by saying the title "Looking through the
knotholes in granny's wooden leg" (probably a working title for
"Echoes" during the "Meddle" rehearsals). Ex.